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Abstract This essay examines the second of two virtually unknown texts coauthored by Frances Whipple (Green McDougal) and Elleanor Eldridge, both of Providence, Rhode Island: Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge (1838) and Elleanor's Second Book (1839). Whereas the Memoirs exclusively chronicles...
Abstract In this essay, Bullen examines the literary and cultural history of the term white elephant —a phrase that refers to a burdensome object that is impossible to sell or give away—by tracing its origin in the American lexicon to the United States' diplomatic relations with Siam in the...
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